The Healthy Places Coalition advances public health involvement
in land use and transportation planning to ensure that all neighborhoods in
California promote the opportunity to live a healthy life.
Opportunities for Action
SCAG SCS Training: Opportunity to Embed Health, Safety and Equity in Transportation Planning
Southern California Public Health Advocates are invited on July 19th at SCAG offices in Los Angeles for a free training to learn about opportunities to engage in SB 375 and the Sustainable Communities Strategy, and how to embed health, safety and equity in long-term transportation planning. Hosted by HPC, ALAC, HIP, and ClimatePlan. For more information or to RSVP contact Molly Hartman at email@example.com or by phone at (510) 444-8027 x 343 by July 12.
Dates Released for SCAG Region Public Participation Workshops
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) develops a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) every four years. The RTP provides a vision for transportation investments throughout the region. In an effort to obtain as much public participation as possible, SCAG is hosting a series of RTP/SCS public outreach workshops in July and August. Attend a workshop and provide your input on the RTP/SCS process. For more information, click here or contact Denise Marie Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 236-1904.
Convention: Smart Valley Places Kick-off
On July 21st, join the Smart Valley Places partnership in Fresno, California to learn about successful strategies to implement smart growth in the Valley. The Smart Valley Places partnership recently received a $4 million Sustainable Communities Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to produce a regional strategy for sustainable development over the next 20 years. For more information and to register click here.
Conference: Safe Routes to School National Conference
On August 16th - 18th join SRTS in Minneapolis, Minnesota to strengthen your ability to influence the institutions, social norms and communities that shape the success of the SRTS movement. Click here for registration information.
Workshop: 2011 Human Impact Analysis of the Americas Workshop
On October 17th and 18th join HIA practitioners in Oakland, CA for a two-day workshop offering a forum for HIA practitioners to network, contribute to progress in the field, and share strategies to elevate the practice of HIA. For more information and to register click here.
Conference: PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2011
On November 8th-11th joint PolicyLink in Detroit, Michigan for Equity Summit 2011. The conference will bring together advocates, activists, policymakers, foundation officials, and equity leaders to advance an inclusive policy agenda. For registration click here.
National Association of City and Transportation Officials: Urban Bikeway Design Guide
Report by the National Association of City and Transportation Officials (NACTO) offers substantive guidance for cities seeking to improve bicycle transportation where competing demands for the use of the right of way presents unique challenges. To access the publication, click here.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: HIA: A Tool for Promoting Health in All Policies
Issue brief on Health Impact Assessments by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Click here to read the brief.
American Lung Association: The Road to Clean Air
New study showing that California could avoid $7.2 billion in health and societal costs and reduce all major air pollution-related health impacts by 70 percent if the state adopts a strong set of new passenger vehicle standards. Click here to read the report.
Transportation for America: Dangerous By Design
Reports that from 2000 to 2009 more than 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the United States, the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of passengers going down every month. Click here to read the report.
American Planning Association: Planning for Public Health
Report released by the American Planning Association (APA) highlights the results of a web-based survey used to identify draft and adopted comprehensive and sustainability plans that explicitly address public health. Click here to read the report.
Urban and Environmental Policy Institute: How Transportation Impacts Access to Healthy Food
The Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) in conjunction with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation and the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles analyzes food access in the context of transportation in South Los Angeles. Click here to read the report.
To contribute to the Healthy Places Coalition Digest email Sandra@preventioninstitute.org.